In a cross-country event – the Quadoo Academy instructor took a very good fourth place in the 4×4 class, our Instructor competed on a four-wheeled Yamaha Grizzly with a capacity of only 450 cc.
Twenty hours through the Bieszczady wilderness.
Quadoo Team riders on the podium of an extreme quad rally. During the weekend in Baligród the fourth edition of the most difficult quad event in Poland – Dzicz Bieszczadzka. In the debut, our instructors did a fantastic job, finishing in third place.
The result was considered by the organizers to be the biggest surprise of this edition. – Our goal was mainly to reach the finish line successfully.
We did not set a particular place for ourselves, especially since our quads were serial quads, among the highly tuned and retrofitted machines of other participants. Many doubted that we would be able to finish the rally. Meanwhile, at the finish line we learned that we are the third team that completely covered the route and fit in the limit of 20 hours.
Dzicz Bieszczadzka is primarily a great test for the nature of players and equipment. The route was located on nearly 1,000 hectares, and consisted of five stages, each of which led through a stream of streams or deep into 100 meters of Bieszczady ravines. The players moved from point to point using the so-called roadbook and GPS navigation.
– At the start of the rally, we stood at 23.30 and from that moment we rode nonstop all night and all day, which took us a total of 19 hours and 57 minutes – they report. – At the beginning we were driving quite confidently and carefully, ahead of other crews that took off before us. About two o’clock in the morning Mateusz raided the root that damaged the radiator. There was a cooling problem and every few minutes we had to pour the cooler with water from the stream. In the morning, after driving two stages, in the pouring rain we reached the service point, where after two hours the quad was repaired and we could continue the rally. The next three stages – among others, a deep pond, which we were the only ones to pass without using the winch – we overcame in good time.
On the fifth stage, fatigue was felt, which mainly contributed to several very dangerous looking tippers. In one of them Mateusz grimaced the rocker, which prevented him from turning right. At the end of the last stage of the accident, the winch was lost and from now on we had one for two quads. The drama started fortunately at the finish line, we appeared 3 minutes before the end of the limit! We finished the event happily without injury, but with considerable losses in equipment. We were not, however, exceptions. There was no quad bike, which came to the finish line in full, and there were also those that pulled heavy equipment off the route. For our part, we would like to thank PsBike Yamaha for preparing our quads for this rally.
We have just returned from the next autumn edition of the most difficult cross-country event in Poland – Dzicz Bieszczadzka! We took the fourth place there, more about the event later, how we get to each other ….
“This is an event on quads of a cross-country character in very difficult terrain, OES, which is only 700 meters, is covered by competitors for 4 hours.” The event is considered to be the most difficult quad event in Poland. ” The competition is played three times a year in Bieszczady. The route has fragments of mud, driveways, traverses, descents, crossing the forest – it is only passable for a quad equipped with a 4 × 4 drive.
This year, the Bieszczady Wilderness Cup is held, which consists of three events.
Like every wilderness, it also assumed defeating the stages, whose route runs mainly through the channels of streams and deep Bieszczady ravines – each runner had a time limit of 20 hours to cross the route. The route is very difficult technical, strength, demanding from the rider powerful physical work with a quad. Many traverses and steep climbs, during which it was necessary to support additional equipment, blocks, ropes, winches.
– I went on a tour on Friday at 21.00. At the beginning of the first OES, I scored a very serious tip, which caused the failure of my quad. The failure turned out to be so serious that it was necessary to tow equipment for the mechanics’ garage. My partners Maciej and Jarek continued to drive without me. After almost 2 hours of stoppage in the quad service was started and I went on the Dziczy route myself, it was the only way out if I wanted to continue the ride. I had great fears about driving alone in such a difficult area in the middle of the night, the middle of the forest, where anything can happen at any moment. After defeating the first OESU myself, I caught my rhythm, driving confidence and believed that I would give him advice. I overtook the next team, I lost the current on the last stage and without the winch I reached the finish line happily, it was 16.20, so I had 19 hours and 20 minutes behind me – says the Zakopane driver who finished third in the final classification. – The first two places were taken by experienced players who race on routes across the country, won many quad events, learn from them and from the party to the event I gain more experience. In the Yamaha Poland classification, I took first place, winning all Yamaha vehicles. The result is very satisfactory for me, currently I am in 2nd place in the general classification of this year’s edition of the Dziczy season, in October the third final edition will take place.